Christoph Kunz: Three things you did not know about me

The new Swiss super-G world champion is more than just a skier. 11 Mar 2017
Upper body of man in wheelchair celebrating with medal around his neck

Christoph KUNZ, Switzerland, at the medal ceremony of the men's giant slalom sitting at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

By By Ryan Wilson and the IPC

Switzerland’s Christoph Kunz may be one of the his country’s brightest medal hopes for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, but the sit-skier has hidden depths.

The super-G world and giant slalom Paralympic champion revealed three things you might not know about him as he competes at the World Cup Finals and PyeongChang 2018 Test Event between 12-18 March.

1. Not just a skier

“I am married and I have kids — a girl and a boy.”

2. Sport is not everything

“There is even more. I’m really a sportsman. I really want to win, be on the podium, but this doesn’t really mean everything for me.”

3. The travelling family man

“I really like to also go travelling. This is one of my hobbies as well. So last year, we were on a … trip with our bus and camper van. We were in Scandinavia for eight weeks, and we would like to do it this year as well for six weeks. This is also something for me as I’d like to give something back to the family, because I am away from home so much.

“We have two routes [for the future]: Scotland, Ireland, is one possibility and the second is eastern Europe, like Croatia, Slovenia. We have these two possibilities but at the moment we have not decided where to go.”

The World Cup Finals and PyeongChang 2018 Test Event will begin with the downhill on 12 March and includes a full programme of technical and speed events.

Live results will be available at World Para Alpine Skiing’s website.